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CWM Hospital data evaluation continues

June 3, 2021 3:55 am
The CWM hospital

The Ministry of Health is still evaluating the data and the results of testing at the CWM hospital to determine the best way to secure the hospital.

The Ministry conducted extensive swabbing at CWM Hospital on Tuesday night.

The testing of those swabs has revealed the 17 new positive cases announced yesterday.

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Permanent Secretary, Doctor James Fong, says swabbing continued yesterday and they will be awaiting for more results.

He says the evaluation will help them determine how to secure the Hospital while continuing to safely provide medical services to Fijians who access health services at the hospital.

Currently, the CWM Hospital is still open and providing some services.

Emergency services are continuing at the hospital, the Emergency department is functioning and inpatient pediatrics and obstetrics services are continuing.

The Maternity Ward and Children’s Wing have developed stringent screening areas in the Antenatal Clinic area and the Children’s Outpatient Department for patients requiring urgent admission.

Nonemergency outpatient services are not available, including the special outpatients department, and the Acute Medical Ward, Acute Surgical Ward, Beqa Ward, and ANZ Ward remain on lockdown.

All access to from other parts of the hospital has been closed off to the Maternity and Children’s Wing.

Doctor Fong says CWM hospital contingency plans for emergency scenarios have been finalised.

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